This page provides teachers with advice and templates for constructing weekly timetables/routines for online learning.
The sample timetables below show how links to relevant Learning Resources can be added to create daily and weekly lesson plans. The blank templates can be populated by teachers and changed to suit the individual needs of their students.
Children and young people are used to the routine and structure of school. To support their ongoing classroom learning, it is important they have as much routine and certainty as possible in their day.
Teachers can support students’ online classroom learning by:
The routine you create needs to be appropriate to your students’ age and level of schooling. See below for routine guides by year level.
For primary school students, the ‘home school’ day will be significantly shorter than the usual school day.
Routines should take into account that students working in this mode will generally complete work tasks a lot faster.
Students in R-2 classes generally only need one to two hours (excluding breaks) per day of directed activity.
Year 3-6 primary school students will focus on literacy and numeracy in the morning and cover the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum through integrated learning and Religious Education throughout the week.
Provide a routine for learning which includes learning blocks (up to three one hour sessions) and scheduled breaks which include opportunities for physical activity.
For all primary school students, please consider the following:
As far as possible, routines for secondary school students should follow their usual school timetable while at home.
Provide a routine for learning with includes learning blocks (up to three 90 minute or 120-minute sessions) and scheduled breaks which include opportunities for physical activity.
Consider how you might be able to maintain practical subjects in a creative way using household materials or virtual practicals.
While it is still allowed, there may also be occasions where students will need to attend school, even if they are studying at home. Examples of these occasions include when completing a major work project for the SACE, or possibly collecting/delivering study materials.
For junior secondary students, please consider the following:
For all senior secondary students please consider the following:
The SACE Board will continue to work with schools and universities to ensure there are no disadvantages this year. Much of what our students will do at University / TAFE in the future will be online; therefore, this is an opportunity for them to become familiar with this type of learning.
The SACE Board of SA has developed a COVID-19 readiness portal for teachers, students and the community. This website portal will be the central point for information and updates.